National II

6.6.2022 21:00
Bios Cinematheque

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Amygdala

by Maria Hatzakou Fiction 22’ Greece

Two sisters, Anna and Melina spend the last days of the summer in their vacation house outside of Athens. Anna is having a party to celebrate her birthday and her passage to adulthood. Soon she will be off to college leaving her little sister behind. She has invited Maria, her crush, to spend the day with her by the pool and organise the party. Melina obsessively loves and admires her older sister and wants badly to be part of her world. She is not invited to the party. But she sets her mind to it, making this night for her sister a bloody night to remember.

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Umbilical

by Elpida Stathatou Fiction 13’ Greece

The story of a young woman's struggle to separate from her religious and superstitious upbringing. As she battles her traumatic past she discovers exactly how far she will go to reconcile her internalised doubts

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EndFGM

by Alexia Roider Animation 2’ Cyprus

Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure that removes or injures the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Most often, it is practiced on girls and young women under 18. Two hundred million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. At current rates, an additional estimated 68 million girls face being cut by 2030. FGM is not prescribed by any religion and has no health benefits. On the contrary the practice can cause life-lasting physical and psychological trauma. The film features real life interviews with survivors and activists that are fighting to end this inhumane practice. The project was created by Zedem Media in collaboration with the 'End FGM European Network', a European umbrella network of 32 organizations that are working to ensure sustainable European action to end female genital mutilation

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I lost the way

by Panagiotis Rappas Animation 8’ Greece

Two parallel monologues. Two men of different ages, talk about their lives and what haunts them. They are both the same person. The poet M. Sachtouris in different phases of his life. The questions he asks are not philosophical declarations or logical findings, but images. Images that seem to come from a dream and end up in his poetic iconography. At the end of the imaginary journey, the poet "finds", among the ruins, his mother, and the room he recognizes as the home of his childhood. He returns to the womb without finding an answer to what tortured him along the way, since "there is no sanguine answer" because everything "is a vast void rather like a tomb".

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Chimera

hallucinating media and war crimes

by Nikos Kostopoulos Documentary 21’ Greece

“CHIMERA hallucinating media and war crimes” is a film based on the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the local courts of the region that dealt with war crimes that were committed during the Yugoslav wars from 1991 to 2001, and the relevant media reports of the time. It focuses on the events that took place around the fall of Vukovar in November 1991. Through a juxtaposition of court and news media narratives of the time, with reenactments and archival footage, it aims to question the role of media as a propaganda tool from its respective initiators and their agendas, as well as the intertemporal dangers of mis- and disinformation

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Every Sunday

by Keti Papadema Documentary 24’ Cyprus

A group of Filipino domestic workers in Cyprus prepare for a beauty pageant organised by their community, while a case of a serial killer targeting foreign female workers comes to the surface

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1980

by Constantine Venetopoulos Fiction 9’  Greece  

 

A man looks for love in a dystopian period of time not so different from ours, where fear is the latest pandemic.

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Trash

by Eleftheria Katsianou Documentary 16’  Greece

 

The documentary follows Lefteris Yakoumakis, a city artist, on his personal journey. Lefteris lives in Athens, draws on trash and wants to free himself from the city and from whatever haunts him personally. As the cycle of drawing on trash comes to a close, Lefteris looks for other ways to free himself.

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Soul Food

by Nikos Tseberopoulos Fiction 20’ Greece

Yannis (15) and his mother are moving in, at her boyfriend’s apartment. Yannis starts hanging out with Olga (40), a socially secluded hard rock woman who lives in the basement of his apartment building. Simultaneously, he associates with a group of teenagers, the leader of which bullies Olga whenever he sees her.